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Doctype and Microdata shouldn't create many problems. It's possible that it will throw IE into 'quirks' mode, but you will probably be fine. The problem with HTML5 tags like header and article are that older browsers don't recognize them as block level elements. So if you are using them in that way at all you may be in for some layout surprises. There are ...


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You are correct, some older browsers like Internet Explorer 8 provide little to no support for HTML5 elements and other HTML5 features. There are online sites which can help you identify what's missing in IE 8 and older browsers, such as this one. There are also open-source projects like this often-cited one, aimed at improving HTML5 compatibility for IE 8: ...


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While there are differences, there is not much that cannot be made compatible in older browsers depending upon what you are doing. If you are developing your site and wanting to add features but feel hampered by the lack of advance in the use of newer versions of a browsers, then you have to decide what you are really doing. For example, if you are ...


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The answer to your question is not that simple and depends on various factors, I'll explain: 1. Features - Are your users going to lose part of the functionality of your site because they are on an old browser? if yes, tell them to update. 2. Audience - Are the audience of your site likely to use an old browser? (ex.: elderly specific content, broad ...


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This is entirely relative aka, it all depends. I've never had a case where I decided to give up on an IE version. Are you building with web standards? and testing? what's the major issue(s)? A few thoughts: No it is never acceptable to shut down browsers and shut out users. Never do that. Ok so you have to do it. Your plan to ice out < IE9 via cc ...



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